Podcast Migration Project


Downcast Podload” project tracking spreadsheet

Background Gist:

Hosting is “broken” – podcasts should now live on in archive.org (when appropriate) for benefit of internet and audience but must be done with accuracy and consistency.

Project objectives:

  1. Move audio files from current hosting place to archive.org with all related meta data
  2. Ensure multiple audio file version in archive.org as possible
  3. Update podcast feed blogs with new audio URL

Relevant URLs:

Choogle On with Uncle Weed
previous blog: uncleweed.wordpress.com
audio: http://users.zhonka.net/dave/uncleweed/podshow/choogleon/


Postcards from Gravelly Beach
previous blog: gravellybeach.wordpress.com
audio: http://users.zhonka.net/dave/uncleweed/podshow/postcards/


Canucks Outsider
audio: http://users.zhonka.net/dave/uncleweed/podshow/canucksoutsider/


Urban Vancouver

blog: n/a

audio: http://users.zhonka.net/dave/uncleweed/podshow/urbanvancouver/


Community Feasthouse

olden blog: feasthouse.wordpress.com audio: http://users.zhonka.net/dave/uncleweed/podshow/ephemera/

NOTE: MOSTLY DONE (just needs checking)


  1. Choose a podcast and some episodes to work on (tip: takes about an hour to do 5)
  2. Open podcast blog and Open archive.org in browser
  3. Download existing audio file & Check/Update audio file with meta data incl. Artist, Description, Lyrics (long description with credits), album art, … see blog post entry for reference
  4. Change file name to reflect podcast series and episode title and number, with hyphens – example:
  5. Log into archive.org as uncleweed (ask for PW as needed)
  6. Choose Upload to Community Audio on archive.org
  7. Select audio file, begin upload (http or ftp) and begin upload NOTE: only work on one file at a time or the URLs and directory trees will be confused
  8. Choose CC license (non-commercial, share alike)
  9. Add meta data, removing non-standard characters, i.e.: ~  and adding tags (from blog post) + Add description including link to blog post for credits etc.
  10. Add Author for Choogle on: Uncle Weed (Dave Olson) for Postcards and others: Dave Thorvald Olson
  11. Add album art (copy and paste flickr code snippet from blog post)
  12. Check upload playback when complete and Ensure meta data looks consistent including all standard names
  13. Copy mp3 audio file URL form Archive and Update links in podcast blog in 2 places (enclosure link and player link)
  14. Test playback on blog & update post
  15. Send a twitter with tag #choogleon saying “it’s done”



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